There will be an Administrative Judge
Clinic for those interested in helping with Clerk of Course
(Saturday, April 21 from 9am-1pm), as well as the Express Stroke
& Turn Clinic (Saturday, April 21 from 9-11am) for those
willing to do advance study, or a No Advance Prep Stroke &
Turn Clinic on Sunday, April 22 from 1-5:30pm.
Please note the following registration
Express Stroke & Turn Clinic:
Saturday, March 31, 2012
No Advance Prep Stroke & Turn Clinic:
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Administrative Judge Clinic: Sunday,
April 15, 2012
area clinics are open to all. If any teams are interested to
host clinics outside the Atlanta area, please contact Steve Drew
[email protected] ).
Each Georgia Swimming sanctioned/approved swim meet requires a
minimum number of trained officials, and swim meets can’t be
hosted without timers and officials. Support your swimmer and your
team by becoming a valued volunteer as a Georgia Swimming Official.
Georgia Swimming is the governing body for USA Swimming in our
state. Georgia Swimming is looking for volunteers interested in
becoming entry-level officials: either Stroke & Turn Judges,
who observe swimmers to ensure that the technical rules are
followed, or Administrative Judges, who deal with paperwork side of
the meet--swimmers' entries and results, as Clerk of Course.
Stroke & Turn: The clinic can be done in a shorter format
(1-1/2 hours) with a few hours advance study, or you can take the
4-1/2 hour clinic with no advance prep. Following either clinic,
you do your training (6 session apprenticeship on-deck training
with another certified official). You just show up and work when
your swimmer is swimming or when it works for you. Administrative
Judge: It's about a 4 hour clinic. Following the clinic, your
training includes 5 sessions minimum as an apprentice in your first
year working with Clerk of Course.
HOW DO I GET STARTED? 1. A No Advance Prep Stroke & Turn
Judge Clinic is being offered on Sunday, April 22, from 1-5pm. No
pre-study required, but pre-registration no later than Monday,
April 15 is required to assure training material availability. For
those who register by March 31, and complete advance study, an
Express Stroke & Turn Judge Clinic will be offered on Saturday,
April 21 from 9-11am. These clinics will help you get started right
away and enable you to begin your training during the upcoming
spring/summer season. Time and space are limited, register now to
secure a space for your participation. 2. An Administrative Judge
Clinic, for those who have interest to volunteer with Clerk of
Course, will also be offered on Saturday, April 21 from 9am-1pm.
Pre-registration is required no later than Monday, April 15. 3.
First year certification costs include USA Swimming Non-Athlete
Membership Fee ($55), Clinic Fee ($15), and background check
required by USA Swimming ($19-39). Some teams reimburse these
expenses. 4. Please contact clinic host Julie Allen
) to register for the Atlanta-area
clinics above. If these dates or location don’t work for you,
feel free to contact Steve Drew ([email protected]
Swimming Officials Training Chairperson, to help you navigate the
Officials, as valued volunteers, receive free heat sheets,
food/beverages in hospitality, as well as free admission and
parking for swim meets at which they volunteer. Since United States
Swimming is a tax-exempt charitable organization, volunteer
expenses such as mileage, hotel, even airfare and meals are also
potentially tax-deductible, please consult your tax advisor.
Georgia Swimming officials will be happy to mentor you through the
process, and the friendships developed along the way are a bonus!
You can make a difference! Don't sit in the stands and get a sore
back, stand up and be involved with the swimmers on deck ;-)